16-year-old girl dies in Northport shooting Tuesday evening

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A second West Alabama teenager is dead in the wake of a shooting for the second time in less than a week, this time outside a Northport fast food restaurant.

The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Wendy’s located at 1920 McFarland Boulevard, near the intersection of Highway 69 and McFarland Boulevard.

The first 911 callers told dispatchers there was a shooting involving two vehicles, but another round of callers soon began reporting two people had been shot in the Fieldcrest Drive area of Northport, near the intersection of Watermelon Road and McFarland Boulevard.

At Fieldcrest Drive, Northport Police located an injured man, an uninjured woman and the 16-year-old victim, who was dead.

The 20-year-old man who was shot told police that he and the victim, identified as Trinity Shannon, and the third woman were in their vehicle at Wendy’s when another vehicle pulled up alongside theirs and began shooting into the vehicle.

The suspect fired multiple times, striking and killing Shannon and hitting the driver once.

Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit investigators said the suspect was identified as 19-year-old Kenderius Sherman, and the driver told police he and Sherman had a long history of disagreements and he may have been the shooting’s target.

VCU investigators said Sherman was identified by the victims, video and third-party witnesses, and he was taken into custody after a search involving local law enforcement agencies.

Sherman is charged with capital murder and two counts of attempted murder. Capital murder is a charge that does not allow for bond.

Shannon’s death follows the Friday evening shooting death of 13-year-old Kei’lan Allen, who was killed in his bedroom during a drive-by shooting.

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